Loupot Receives Early Career Award
Sara Loupot, Medical Physics Program Ph.D. student, received the Early Career Medical Physicist Scholarship Award at the Winter Institute of Medical Physics in Breckinridge, Colorado. The award covered most of Loupot's travel expenses and included $1,000 cash from Varian Medical Systems, a developer of hardware and software technology for radiation treatments. The award was given to six graduate students and residents. "Sara is nothing short of amazing!" stated Marc Kessler, Ph.D., Director of the Winter Institute of Medical Physics. Loupot's mentor is John Hazle, Ph.D. and she was nominated for the award by Kristy Brock, Ph.D.
BOND Lab – Winning Image in 2017 NCI Cancer Close Up Competition
This image will be one of only 24 winning images to be printed as a large digital transparency and prominently displayed on the NCI exhibit booth during the 2017 annual meetings of AACR and ASCO.
The image was obtained by Sangheon Han, Bioengineering Ph.D. graduate student from Rice, who carries out his research under mentorship of Konstantin Sokolov, Ph.D. in the Biomedical Optics & Nanodiagnostics (BOND) Lab. Sangheon captured this spectacular cancer-detecting nanoparticles image at the Immunology Optical Microscopy Laboratory (specializing in advanced fluorescence microscopy modes) with help of the Laboratory Manager, Anna Zal, M.Sc., and Scientific Director, Tomasz Zal, Ph.D.
This annual competition seeks spectacular images of cutting-edge NCI-supported research. This BOND Lab image will also be featured in NCI’s public image galleries (NCI Visuals Online and Instagram); shared through NCI's social media channels; and displayed on NCI's website, Cancer.gov.
More Imaging Physics Highlights
Jason Stafford elected as Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
Rebeca Romero Aburto receives a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award for the AACR 2017 Annual Meeting.
Dustin Gress became President of the Southwest Chapter of American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Kristy Brock is the recipient of a $1M UT System Faculty Science & Technology Acquisition & Retention Award.
Medical Physics graduate, Justin Mikell, receives the 2016 Aaron Blanchard Research Award in Medical Physics.
Siemens Prisma 3T, the most powerful clinical MRI scanner on the market, arrived for Jingfei Ma's research.
Medical Physics graduate student Sara Loupot awarded with George Stancel Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences.
Internationally recognized leader in medical physics, Kristy Brock, joins our faculty as a Professor.
Joshua Yung's accomplishments earned him a well-deserved promotion to Assistant Professor.
Congratulations to Dianna Cody for her election to become a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.
Congratulations to Jason Stafford for his recent promotion to Professor with tenure.
Jim Bankson earns the 2016 "Outstanding Teacher Award" at the ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting.